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Sports and Data Science company Orreco to create 30 new jobs

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Sports and Data Science company Orreco to create 30 new jobs

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 

Sports and Data Science company Orreco to create 30 new jobs

Irish sports science company Orreco has raised $2 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture company True Ventures, enabling the creation of 30 new jobs at its Galway operation. The company is also establishing an office base in Los Angeles, USA.

Orreco was established in 2010 and has worked with several high-profile sport clubs to help explain and overcome underperformance in athletes. Orreco uses machine intelligence to find hidden signals in data including GPS and performance statistics to help improve athletic performance and reduce the incidence of illness and injury.

Orreco’s Galway office is leading the company’s research work with computing giant IBM on Watson – an intelligent computer system. Since the link up with IBM, Orreco has has been using the supercomputer to help teams make sense of complex data.

Over the past several years, the company has worked with teams and individuals, including English football club Newcastle United and numerous Olympic athletes. Much of Orreco’s business now comes from the US market.

Orreco apply advanced research-driven solutions in science and analytics to deliver actionable insights and strategies that help keep your players off the bench and ready to perform.

Orreco currently has 23 employees and 10 contracted research scientists based in its offices and laboratories across the world.

The company is now to recruit for 30 new roles, at least half of whom will be based in Ireland. The main focus is on data science roles, which are very rare skillsets and really in demand. Orecco want people with a sports science and data science background. Additional roles include account managers and administration support roles.

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Orreco are available here.

The CareersPortal Team